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CNN
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
a nuclear option in the united states senate. a lot of people don't appreciate how important it was for us to get that done. chuck schumer and i and others and dick durbin were involved in a bipartisan effort to avert that. thanks to the cooperation of our two leaders we were able to do that. there is a desire for bipartisanship here in this body. i think we can show the country and the world that we are capable of tackling this issue, a looming and terrible issue that has to be resolved in a bipartisan basis. and i believe the majority of the american people support such an effort. and i want to thank my colleagues again. and the ever congenial senator schumer. >> now we'll have even more congenial senator durbin. >> i want to thank my colleagues, john mccain, thanks. we have been down this road before, but i feel very good about our chances this time. chuck, thank you for your leadership on this. i'm sure that marco and bob and lindsey and i understand you've been the force behind this. if he's the glue, you're the force. and it worked. we have come to this moment. and here we are facing
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 2:00pm EST
the united states senate. and that's because despite the obvious frustrations of recent days and years, a frustration that we all share this place remains one of the most extraordinary institutions of any kind on the face of the earth. on occasion we all heard a senator leave here and take their leave condemning the senate for being broken, an impossible setting in which to try to do the people's business. well, i want to be very clear about my feelings. i do not believe the senate is broken. certainly not as an institution. there is nothing wrong with the senate that can't be fixed by what's right about the senate. the predominant and weighty notion that 100 american citizens chosen by their neighbors to serve from states is different as massachusetts and montana can always choose to put parochial or personal interests aside and find the national interest. i believe it is the honor of a lifetime, an extraordinary privilege to have represented the commonwealth of massachusetts and the united states senate for more than 28 years. what a remarkable gift it has been to carry the banner of
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
, senator hagel. and senator graham and i, and senator lieberman, there are 59 votes in the united states senate, spend our time trying prevent that 60th. thank god for senator lieberman. i think history has always made a decision about the surge, sir. and you're on the wrong side of it. and your refusal to answer whether you're right or wrong about it is going to have an impact on my judgment as to whether to vote for your confirmation or not. i hope you will reconsider the fact that you refuse to answer a fundamental question about the issue that took the lives of thousands of young americans. >> well, senator, there was more to it than just flooding -- >> i'm asking about the surge, senator hagel. >> i know you are, and i'm trying to explain my position. the beginning of the surge also factored in what general allen had put into place in anbar province. the sunni awakening. we put in over 100,000 -- >> senator hagel. i'm aware of the surge and the anbar awakening. and i'm also aware that any casual observer will know that the surge was the fund mental factor led by two great leaders, g
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
of the great committees of the united states senate and it's the only major committee that i have served on since day one when i arrived in the senate in 1985. as you know, the committee carries special consequential responsibility with respect to the security of our nation and i think each and every one of you, for the serious considering that you give and have given to the challenges issues and for the remarkable cooperation that i have had as chairman of the committee, if confirmed, i look forward to continuing to work particularly closely with all of you. as we tackle some of the toughest issues and challenges that i have seen in the entire time i've served on this committee. and i particularly welcome the new members in that regard. i'm very grateful to president obama for nominating me and entrusting me with this important responsibility and i am particularly grateful to secretary clinton, senator mccain, and senator warren for their introductions of me just now. i will not take it personally that this may be the one item in washington that seems to unite democrats and republicans
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
with the united states senate, i will always do my best. i will always do my best for our nation and for the men and women and their families who are called on to make the enormous sacrifices of military service. they're safety, success and welfare will always be at the forefront of the decisions i make. i also assured the president that i will always provide him with my most honest and informed advice. i make that same commitment to this committee and to the congress. if confirmed, i will reach out to the members of this committee for advice and collaboration. it will be a partnership. because the national security challenges america faces require it. our nation's security is the highest priority of our leaders and our government. we cannot allow the work of confronts the great threats we face today to be held hostage to partisanship of either bodies allowed. the stakes are too high. men and women of all political philosophies and ideas die and fight for our country, as this committee knows so well, protecting our national security, or committing a nation to war, can never become political litm
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am PST
of nebraska in the united states senate i cast over 3,000 votes. hundreds of committee votes. i have also a given hundreds of interviews and speeches and written a book. so as you all know, i am on the record. i am on the record on many issues, but no one individual vote, no one individual quote, no one individual statement defines me. my beliefs, my record. my overall world view has never changed. that america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world, that we must lead in the international community to confront threats and challenges together. and take advantage of opportunities together. that we must use all our tools of american power to protect our citizens and our interests. >> i want to bring in dana bash from capitol hill along with fran townsend who's back with us here. dana, give us a sense of the mood and tone in the hearing so far. do we think he's doing well in terms of convincing critics that he's the guy for the job? >> he's certainly trying. but he definitely has critics on a whole host of issues. we knew that going into it. they are not being shy about voi
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 11:00am PST
in the united states senate. a similar group happening -- the conversation happening on the house side as well this a bipartisan basis. in a moment, we'll hear from folks who don't agree with the president's proposal. first, let's get reaction from our team of political experts and reporters, gloria borger with us, jessica yellin and miguel marquez at a key location in georgia. i want to start with you, jesse, because of something the president said. he said he was laying out key markers. he said if congress doesn't move a bill, if it bogs down, he will send a specific proposal of his own. that's something reform advocates wanted in first term. why does the president think the second term politics are better? >> reporter: because of the president's showing amo ining ao voters. he won more than 70% of the latino vote. republicans did not show well among them. and so the shift means that there is a coalition now among democrats and republicans, he believes, to move republicans across the finish line to get something done now on immigration reform. what is meaningful, i think, about the statement
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
're willing to compromise to deal with the 11 million illegal immigrants now living in the united states. >>> the difference i think on the ground is we have to put together a bipartisan bill in the senate and in the house to send it to the president. it's going to look different than what i might write or the president might write but it's certainly going to reach the same goal, to make sure these 11 million people living in america have a path to legalization first and then to citizenship. >> president obama said to be ready to unveil his own plan if the proposals fall apart in the senate. lawmakers in the house are also said to be working on their own immigration plan. >>> new york city mayor michael bloomberg getting internet buzz for an abrupt end to reporter's questions. granted jason mattera is well-known for his jabs in left-leaning causes. he asks bloomberg how he can support gun control with the security. >> look at the team of security you have got. ? the spirit of gun control will you disarm your entire security team? >> we'll get back to you. >> would you like a sip of my so
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
committee looks at the problem of gun violence in the united states, police work around the clock to save a 6-year-old boy held hostage by a man with a gun. for the past 17 hours that little boy has been held in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama, not far from the georgia border. police say the boy was taken after an armed man got aboard a school bus, demanded children, shot and killed the bus driver, and then fled to that underground bunker with the boy. neighbors describes what they've been told. >> i talked to the girl that was on the school bus and she told me he came on the bus with a gun, shot into the ceiling or the floor board once and shot the bus driver three times after asking for a child, two children between 6 and 8. the school bus driver apparently he did everything he could, he said you can't do that, threw the bus into reverse, floored the gas and that's when the bus alarm came on and tried to get out of the way but it was too late, he already shot the bus driver three times. >> our affiliate wdhn says the gunman is a 65-year-old man, reporter josh roltenberg i
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
of immigrants who are in the united states illegally. it also calls for an employment verification system that prevents identity theft and would add hiring of unauthorized workers in the future. >>> for the past four years, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton have shared the world stage and a few laughs, but laughs were few and far between when both were running for president. >> while i was working on those streets, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of walmart. >> you were practicing law and representing your contributors resco in his slum landlord business in inner city chicago. >> ouch, ouch, ouch. what a difference an election makes. president obama, of course, he won the nomination. clinton won his confidence. and now the president has nothing but praise for the woman who could someday succeed him in the oval office. >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> i mean, very warm, close. >> hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. >> this has been just an extraordinary opportunity to work with him as a partner and friend.
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am PST
something about it? we should be enforcing the laws in the united states of america when they cross the border. it's very simple. >> you've lost some allies here. senator john mccain, he weighed in on this. obviously there's political realities to pushing for an immigration reform. here what happens he said about what's being put on the table. >> elections, elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens. but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> so, sheriff, i mean there is the political reality that the senator's talking about. do you acknowledge that you need to move on this issue if you are going to actually have a party that is viable when it comes to enough people supporting your agenda, including the hispanic community. >> well, you know, it's good to have these discussions by the snores and i presume the president. i don't know if they talk to each other. already have the game plan. but any plan is okay to try to resolve this
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
to citizenship for those already living in the united states. but it hinges on improving border security and also includes an employment verification system that would hold employers accountable if they hire undocumented workers. and also includes a guest worker program to fill the jobs that americans can't or won't do. want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent, on the hill and elizabeth espinoza from our new sister network in los angeles. dana, i'll start off with you. this is one of those things that you heard president bush -- when you and i covered it time and time again, he pushed this plan and finally, finally this is something that is coming together. he and republicans fighting tooth and nail on this. how did this happen? >> well, we actually, as you said, saw this same kind of coming together, the same kind of press conference in the very same room we're going to see this afternoon back in 2007 when george bush was president. and it didn't go anywhere, primarily because of the politics on both sides, but most specifically on the right. republicans really got absolutely crush
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